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Logging Industry Workers


Logging industry workers harvest trees and cut them into logs to be used for commercial purposes. From areas that foresters have selected for harvesting, loggers determine the quantity to be harvested and cut the trees. They load logs into trucks or trains, which transport the wood to sawmills and other factories, where it is processed into lumber, pulp, paper, and other wood products. Approximately 38,700 logging industry workers are employed in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




Personality Traits


Hands On


Career Ladder
Logging Superintendent

Forester, or Forest Engineer, or Trainer

Logging Industry Worker

Logging Helper or Laborer

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